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No, Warner Bros Did Not Change the Title of ‘Birds of Prey’ – But Theater Chains Did

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Warner Bros. hasn’t changed the name of “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” to “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey,” an individual with knowledge at the studio told TheWrap.

Nonetheless, top theater chains Regal Cinemas, Cinemark and AMC Theatres updated their websites this week after the DC comic-book adaptation’s disappointing opening weekend to put Margot Robbie’s lead character front and center: “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey.”

Online ticket-seller Atom Tickets’ Alisha Grauso explained that the title change is “apparently for display/search purposes only for vendors and theaters, not an official title change.”

Also Read: 5 Reasons Why 'Birds of Prey' Didn't Take Flight at the Box Office

The box office got an unpleasant surprise this weekend when “Birds of Prey” fell well short of expectations and posted a $33.2 million opening weekend from 4,236 screens, the worst start for a DC Comics adaptation
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Birds Of Prey Fans React To Warner Bros. Changing The Movie’s Title

Despite a slew of positive reviews, Birds of Prey is floundering at the box office. The film had the worst opening for the Dceu yet, breaking the winning streak that Warner Bros. have been on ever since their post-Justice League course correction. It scored just $33 million on its opening weekend, meaning that right now, it’s one of the lowest-grossing comic book movies ever (and is the worst since Jonah Hex).

Clearly, then, Warner Bros. are in damage limitation mode and, in an effort to shore up numbers, decided that the title of the movie needs to change. Though most simply referred to the film as Birds of Prey, its official title is the cumbersome Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Some industry analysts blamed this for the movie’s failure, arguing that the studio should have made sure that Margot Robbie’s popular Harley Quinn was front and center.
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‘Birds of Prey’ Misfires With $33.7 Million Debut, DC’s Worst Opening in a Decade

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‘Birds of Prey’ Misfires With $33.7 Million Debut, DC’s Worst Opening in a Decade
The box office got an unpleasant surprise this weekend as Warner Bros./DC’s “Birds of Prey” has fallen well short of expectations and posted a $33.2 million opening weekend from 4,236 screens, the worst start for a DC Comics adaptation since “Jonah Hex” in 2010.

Heading into the weekend, the new film starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn was expected by trackers to at least match the $53.5 million opening weekend of “Shazam!” a pre-summer release with a similar production budget of slightly under $100 million. Warner Bros. was projecting a more conservative $45 million start. Reception for the film suggested that “Birds of Prey” should have easily made that target, holding an 83% Rotten Tomatoes score with a B+ on CinemaScore and 4/5 on Postrak.

Also Read: All the Times 'Birds of Prey' Referenced 'Suicide Squad'

But instead, the film that was supposed to get February off to a strong start is failing to launch,
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Birds Of Prey On Track For Worst Dceu Opening To Date

Despite strong reviews, Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey is falling short at the domestic box office, at least when compared to the previous seven releases from Warner’s DC Extended Universe.

The Wrap reports that Harley Quinn’s latest big screen outing grossed just $13 million domestically on Friday, and is on course to earn a total of $34 million in its first weekend. This would be the lowest opening for a DC adaptation since 2010’s Jonah Hex, which managed just $5.3 million in its first three days, and the lowest of any Dceu entry to date.

In the lead-up to this weekend, trackers were projecting an opening haul of $55 million, while Warner Bros. offered a more conservative forecast of $45 million. With the film falling below expectations though, it’s now looking like Birds of Prey may not even pass $100 million domestically in its entire run.

Worldwide, Yan’s flick has so
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‘Birds of Prey’ Lays an Egg at Box Office, Set for Worst DC Opening Since ‘Jonah Hex’

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‘Birds of Prey’ Lays an Egg at Box Office, Set for Worst DC Opening Since ‘Jonah Hex’
Despite strong critical and audience reception, Warner Bros./DC’s “Birds of Prey” is proving not to be the February box office success industry observers had hoped. The film posted a $33.2 million opening from 4,236 screens — the lowest start for a DC Comics adaptation since the $5.3 million opening of the box office bomb “Jonah Hex” in 2010.

Heading into the weekend, trackers had been projecting an opening weekend of $55 million while Warner Bros. was more conservative with a $45 million start. An opening at that lower figure might not have been the foundation for a particularly strong February box office, but still would have been a decent return on investment for Warner. Reports on the budget for “Birds of Prey” have varied but have tended to be around $85-95 million.

Also Read: Why Harley Quinn Became a Bernie Sanders Supporter in 'Birds of Prey'

But a $33 million opening makes it difficult
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HBO Max Will Launch With Every DC Movie From The Past Decade

While there will always be those of us who value owning physical copies of our favorite movies, there’s no denying the rising popularity of streaming services. After all, these digital platforms have rendered video stores nearly extinct, and provide a quick, convenient way for consumers to digest entertainment.

That being said, binge-watching superhero movies is probably something placed on the agenda of most people at some point, what with the genre being so huge nowadays. Knowing this, the folks getting ready to roll out HBO Max have made it a point to have a host of DC Comics-based movies at the ready once the service launches next year.

With Joker now becoming the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, it’s no wonder that flick led the pack when the announcement came down today. Not only that, but IGN reports a wide variety of DC movies from
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Angel has Fallen Coming to Disc in Nov.

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Santa Monica, CA – The latest stand-alone installment of the full-throttle Has Fallen action series comes home when Angel Has Fallen arrives on Digital November 12 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand November 26 from Lionsgate. Filled with edge-of-your-seat action set pieces, explosive moments, and jaw-dropping hand-to-hand combat, the franchise is “bigger and badder than ever”. The film stars Gerard Butler, Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Oscar® nominee Nick Nolte, and Danny Huston. Story by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt, written for the screen by Robert Mark Kamen and Matt Cook & Ric Roman Waugh, and directed by Ric Roman Waugh.

When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody.
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Angel Has Fallen Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD Release Confirmed

Angel Has Fallen Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD Release Confirmed
The latest stand-alone installment of the full-throttle Has Fallen action series comes home when Angel Has Fallen arrives on Digital November 12 and on 4K Ultra HD&#8482 Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray&#8482 Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand November 26 from Lionsgate. Filled with edge-of-your-seat action set pieces, explosive moments, and jaw-dropping hand-to-hand combat.

In Angel Has Fallen, there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the president. Desperate to uncover the truth, Banning turns to unlikely allies to help clear his name, keep his family from harm, and save the country from imminent danger.
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Warner Bros. Reportedly Planning To Reboot Jonah Hex

The heroes in DC’s library aren’t all super-powered vigilantes in costumes. In fact, one of the most popular figures who breaks the mold is Jonah Hex, the disfigured cowboy antihero who protects the old west. The character’s already had two different iterations on the big and small screens over the past ten years and, according to our intel, there may be a third on the way in the near future.

We Got This Covered has heard from our sources – the same ones who told us Black Mask will be gay in Birds of Prey and that Viola Davis was returning for The Suicide Squad, both of which have since been confirmed – that Warner Bros. is planning on rebooting Jonah Hex. At the moment, though, they’re not sure whether they want to go in the direction of making another movie or doing a TV show centered around the outlaw.
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‘The Mandalorian’: Julia Jones Joins Cast of Disney+ Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series

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‘The Mandalorian’: Julia Jones Joins Cast of Disney+ Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Series
Exclusive: Julia Jones, the actress best known for her portrayal of Leah Clearwater in Summit Entertainment’s hugely popular Twilight franchise, will soon be working in a galaxy far, far away.

Deadline has confirmed that the Boston native has been added to the cast of The Mandalorian, the ambitious, live-action interstellar bounty hunter series that will premiere in November as a cornerstone component of the Disney+ streaming subscription service.

No word from Disney or Lucasfilm on the the nature of Jones’ role, nor any hint about how the character might fit into Season 1 or its announced run of eight episodes.

Other television credits for Jones include HBO’s Westworld, NBC’s ER, Netflix’s Longmire, and the upcoming season of Amazon’s Goliath. Her feature films include Cold Pursuit, Wind River, Jonah Hex, and The Ridiculous 6 — in addition to three installments of The Twilight Saga.

Jones joins one of
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Ernest Hemingway’s ‘A Moveable Feast’ in the Works as TV Series From Village Roadshow

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Ernest Hemingway’s ‘A Moveable Feast’ in the Works as TV Series From Village Roadshow
Ernest Hemingway’s memoir “A Moveable Feast” could soon be coming to the small screen.

Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (Vreg), Mariel Hemingway, John Goldstone, and Marc Rosen have closed a deal to produce a series based on the book, which was originally published in 1964. Alix Jaffe, Vreg’s executive vice president of television, will oversee the project along with Jillian Apfelbaum, executive vice president of content, and Adam Dunlap, vice president of television. Scribner’s published the book in the Us and Jonathan Cape published in the U.K.

“A Moveable Feast” details Hemingway’s life as a young expatriate journalist in Paris in the 1920s while he was married to his first wife, Hadley Richardson. Famous figures including F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein, and James Joyce are also featured in the book.

“‘A Moveable Feast’ has been my favorite book since I was 11 years
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Hellboy Being Dumped Onto Amazon Prime After Disastrous Run

Did anyone else see Hellboy? Based on the terrible reviews and trailers I was pessimistic, but dutifully turned up anyway. Judging by the film flopping so hard that it didn’t even make enough to cover its budget (let alone promotional costs), actually seeing it in cinemas puts me in a big minority. Well, if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you’ll soon have the opportunity to check this unloved movie out for yourself, as it’ll be free to stream from July 23rd.

That’s also the date that Hellboy hits Blu-ray and digital release, which suggests that Lionsgate has no confidence whatsoever in the movie picking up a belated home video audience. My bet is that given the film’s financial losses to date, they were happy to take an offer from Amazon for a lump sum in order to at least get this thing squeaking into the black.
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New DC Animated Shorts Coming

Jim Dandy May 12, 2019

Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, the Phantom Stranger, Sandman's Death, and Batman: Death in the Family are all getting the DC animated treatment.

A new series of DC Animated Shorts are coming in 2019, and the list is full of surprises. DC and Warner Brothers Animation announced a slate of five short animated stories led by five very different characters - Batman, Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, the Phantom Stranger, and Sandman’s Death - and created by some of the heaviest hitters in the DC animated orbit.

This is Death’s first appearance in non-comics media. Her story sounds a little bit like Death: The High Cost of Living, the miniseries created by Neil Gaiman and Chris Bachalo - manic pixie Endless girl meets an artist and helps him work through his personal issues to come to grips with his artistic legacy and inevitable demise. It’s produced and directed by Justice League vs.
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Five new DC Showcase animated shorts announced, including Sgt. Rock and Batman: Death in the Family

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation has announced five new DC Showcase animated shorts will roll out between 2019 and 2020 in Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death, The Phantom Stranger and Batman: Death in the Family.

While details on Batman: Death in the Family are being kept under wraps for the time being (presumably its a part-adaptation of – or at least inspired by – Jim Starlin’s classic 1988 story arc), we do have official synopses and details for the other four shorts:

Sgt. Rock is executive produced and directed by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) from a script by award-winning comics writers Louise Simonson & Walter Simonson and Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen). The original tale finds battle-weary Sgt. Rock thinking he has seen everything that World War II can dish out. But he is in for the surprise of his life when he is assigned to lead a company
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DC Showcase Returns with Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death, Phantom Stranger

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Burbank, CA – Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, in partnership with DC, are currently in production on five new DC Showcase animated shorts for release in 2019-2020.

Inspired by characters and stories from DC’s robust portfolio, the all-new series of shorts will be included on upcoming DC Universe Movies releases, with exception of an innovative Batman: Death in the Family long-form animated short, which will anchor a compilation set for distribution in late 2020.

Each of the five shorts – entitled Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death, The Phantom Stranger and Batman: Death in the Family – opens with a new, live-action branding sequence that features a few Easter Eggs specially added for observant fans.

Sgt. Rock is executive produced and directed by Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) from a script by award-winning comics writers Louise Simonson & Walter Simonson and Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Supermen). The original tale finds battle-weary Sgt.
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Batman: Death In The Family To Anchor New DC Showcase Animated Shorts

If you’ve been collecting DC animated movies for some time, then you probably remember the Showcase shorts from nearly a decade ago. For those unfamiliar, these truncated stories allowed for the likes of the Spectre, Jonah Hex and Green Arrow to shine alongside whichever feature film they complemented. Not long after, each were compiled on a separate home video release, Superman/Shazam: The Return of Black Adam, which was considerably meatier than its brethren but still technically a short itself.

Now, after a lengthy hibernation, the concept has been resurrected. Soon enough, cult favorites such as Sgt. Rock, Adam Strange, Death and the Phantom Stranger will stand next to whatever corresponding animated flicks Warner Bros. choose. And much like before, each of those will join a lengthier short in the form of Batman: Death in the Family in one handsome Blu-ray package later on in 2020.

Previously, the whole Death
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All 34 DC Comics Movies Ranked, Including ‘Shazam’

The DC Comics universe hasn’t quite flooded the big screen the way Marvel ones have in the past decade, but the DC brand has been hitting the big screen longer in the era of color, starting with the 1966 Adam WestBatman.” We ranked all those modern flicks, from “Batman: The Movie” to the DC Extended Universe’s “Wonder Woman,” “Justice League,” “Aquaman” and “Shazam.”

34. “Jonah Hex” (2010)

Despite the efforts of Josh Brolin and Michael Fassbender, this is one of the worst comic book movies of the modern era.

33. “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” (1987)

Christopher Reeve is by far the best Superman. But “Superman IV” is a bomb in every sense — partly because of its heavy-handedness about bombs. Nuclear bombs. The film finds Superman trying to eliminate the world’s nuclear threat, but his best intentions run afoul of a silly, badly dated villain named Nuclear Man.

32. “Supergirl” (1984)

We
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Here’s How Michael Fassbender Could Look As Reverse-Flash

Ezra Miller’s Scarlet Speedster is due his own solo movie at some point on the big screen. And when The Flash film does eventually materialize, there’s obviously one villain that fans want to see face off against Barry Allen more than any other: his nemesis Eobard Thawne Aka Reverse-Flash. The character’s been played by Tom Cavanagh and Matt Letscher on TV, but who could portray the evil speedster on the big screen?

Well, fans have got creative over the past few years and created art imagining their personal picks for Reverse-Flash. Just a few that’ve been suggested as perfect candidates to date include Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall, X-Men: First ClassKevin Bacon and Legion’s Dan Stevens. Now, Reddit user Smileysyklops has put forward their choice in the form of another X-Men star, Michael Fassbender, and here’s a rendition of what the German-Irish actor could look like as Thawne.
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The Four-Color Film Podcast #106 – Jonah Hex

Allen Christian, Gerald James, and Lacey Day bring you a weekly podcast chronicling the ups and downs of comic-book-to-film adaptations from the very beginning. Every single one of them, as in-depth as each deserves.

This week is 2010’s Jonah Hex! Much maligned upon its original release and forgotten in the years since, we revisit this adaptation of DC’s fantastical comic book cowboy to see if it really is as bad as the 12% Rotten Tomatoes score would suggest, or if perhaps the world simply expected too much of a comic book Western.

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10 Movie Stars You May Not Realize Did Westerns, From Brad Pitt to Jake Gyllenhaal (Photos)

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10 Movie Stars You May Not Realize Did Westerns, From Brad Pitt to Jake Gyllenhaal (Photos)
It’s been over half a century since gun-slinging, hi-de-ho westerns dominated the box office, when names like John Wayne, Roy Rogers and Clint Eastwood rolled off the tongue. In 2018, tumbleweeds slowly crawling across a deserted street are few and far between. Don’t get it twisted, though, westerns are no where near extinct. Some of your favorite stars have been recently seen polishing their revolvers in hot pursuit of money, power and revenge, including in this weekend’s “Ballad of Buster Scuggs” and next month’s “The Sisters Brothers.”

In honor of the 21st century takes on a classic genre, TheWrap takes a look at 10 stars you may be surprised dawned the proverbial ten-gallon hat.

Brad Pitt

In between Pitt’s performances in “Interview with a Vampire” and “Seven” was 1994’s western drama “Legends of the Fall.” The film saw Pitt play a World War I soldier who returns
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